Thank you for your prayerful support of the work of Langham Preaching around the world. There is so much for which to be thankful as God does his work among us and through us. Here is one example from Mark Meynell, our Director for Europe and the Caribbean, based in Maidenhead, just outside London.
What is it that kept the apostle Paul going—in the face of poor health, constant travel, the emotional turmoil of his pastoral ministry and the trauma of persecution? Well, the vision given to him by God in Corinth gives us a clue:
Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city (Acts 18:9-10)
He persevered in Corinth because God persevered: with him, with the Corinth church and with his global purposes. Corinth was an incredibly tough assignment and yet still God had ‘many people in this city.’ However, Paul had not met these people. This made the work even more exciting. A new day could always bring some of them across his path. It is no wonder that Paul stayed for 18 months! Wonderfully, again and again, I have found the same to be true in Langham Preaching's little corner of Kingdom ministry. In each place we can never anticipate who God will raise up; but he reliably brings us those that the ministry needs. Praise Him!
Please pray for the work in various places around the world…
Thailand: The training returns to some of the tribal groups in Northern Thailand for the first time in many years, with an in-person seminar running from Monday until Friday. About 40 people are expected, with Johnny McClean, Apichart, Wiriya Tipvarakankoon, Golf Boonyakiat, and Phil Nicholson as the facilitators. Phil asks us to pray that ‘this week will be the start of a new preaching movement that impacts the churches across the region. Pray that the training finds a suitable level for the educational and cultural background of participants.’
Romania: On Tuesday a ‘Refresher Day’ is planned for 30 participants in Oradea, with Dani Oprean as the facilitator. We are asked to pray for ‘a fresh understanding of the importance of Scriptures in church and life’.
Sarawak, East Malaysia: From Tuesday until Thursday, a Level One seminar takes place in Sibu, for preachers serving in the longhouse church ministry. The training is offered in partnership with the Borneo Evangelical Church and the Methodist Church. Pray for participants as they engage the training across various language barriers and pray for the facilitators—Njoo Mee Fang and Maria Magdalena.
Liberia: From Thursday until Saturday, a Level Two seminar is happening in Totota with close to 60 participants expected—and with Samuel Moses, Michael Clement and Matthew Gonkerwon as the facilitators. Pray for safety in travel and that all ushirika members will be present, and that ‘they will grasp a deeper understanding of biblical preaching, especially the process for moving from text to sermon’.
Spain: On Saturday, the third part of a Level One seminar takes place in Siete Robles, with 75 participants expected from across the northern part of the country. Jaume Llenas is the facilitator. Fernando Plou (preaching movement coordinator) writes, ‘This is a new and huge group. We are really happy with this beginning. Our prayer is to thank God for this start, and we ask Him to touch every heart in the seminar to preach His Word.’
Prayershot: It has been some time since we checked the data for this weekly prayer bulletin. Well, more than 3400 people receive it each week and it is translated into French, Spanish and Chinese (and maybe other languages about which we do not aware). If you are someone who takes this ministry to the Lord regularly in your prayers—thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.
The Langham Preaching Team